Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Event 5C: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em has come to an end with 109 players bagging chips to return on Day 2. Everyone who bagged chips is guaranteed a minimum of $1,480.
Mark Johnson Jr had an impressive day, running up a stack to $368,000. Johnson has cashed in seven previous WSOP events dating back to 2014, for a total of $309,000 in live tournament earnings. The Michigan native will be looking for a big score in this event when it resumes on June 5th for Day 2. Alexander Borteh (365,000) is nipping on his heels, and Matt Holtzman (356,000) won a big hand at the end of the day to close in on the chip lead.
Late registration closed after six levels, and there was a total of 3,102 entries — the largest flight thus far. Like yesterday, the action was fast, and players were eliminated quickly. The bubble burst just after level 12 began, and 466 players were guaranteed at least $832.
Some notables that entered Day 1C but were eliminated prior to the money include Mike Leah, Kathy Liebert, Joey Weissman, Joseph Chuong, Kenny Hallaert, Kristen Bicknell, and Scott Montgomery. A couple notable players still remaining in the field are five-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Ferguson (284,000) and Frederico Butterino (121,000) who will be returning on Day 2.
Here is a look at some of the top chip stacks at the conclusion of play, with a full list being posted at the end of all of the Day 1 flights. There is still action happening in Day 1D of the Colossus III and you can follow it all here http://bit.ly/17wsop_e5.
This is the final level of the evening, with only 130 players remaining. Everyone will soon be playing their final hand, after which they can decide to bag their chips and return on Day 2 or surrender their chips, take the cash prize of $1,480, and try to run up a stack in another flight.
Here is a look at the top chip counts heading into the last level of the day.
The board was , and one player was all-in. The main pot had around 45,000 in it, and there was already a side pot of around 60,000. Tom Hall bet 71,000, and his opponent instantly called. Hall tabled , and his opponent showed . Hall scooped both pots while continuing his trek through the $333 WSOP Online Event as well.
With one player already all-in, Haixia Zhang was heads-up with another opponent for a side pot. The board was , and Zhang bet 55,000. Her opponent called, Zhang tabled for a straight, and her opponent mucked his cards. The all-in player also threw his cards away sending both pots to Zhang who now was over 300,000 chips.
In back-to-back hands, Pfizer Jordan tangled with one of his counterparts on the table. First, Jordan called an all-in from his opponent with the board reading . Jordan was ahead with vs his opponent's , but a seven on the turn gave his opponent a straight doubling him up to 128,000.
In the next hand, the same opponent opened to 9,000 from early position and Jordan raised to 23,000. His opponent put out a four-bet to 45,000 and Jordan called. The flop came and his opponent bet 41,000. Jordan raised all-in for 126,000 putting his opponent to the test. The clock was eventually called and the player was given 30 seconds to act. He eventually folded and Jordan showed a but kept the other card hidden.